Jewish Care

Care campus celebrates £17m facelift

By Barry Toberman, March 3, 2016

Social Care Minister Alistair Burt has praised Jewish Care's latest major project, describing it as a model in its field.

Before addressing the formal opening of the Betty and Asher Loftus Centre in Friern Barnet, Mr Burt was shown around the campus by charity chiefs.


Party lifts rocket man, 105

February 18, 2016

Jewish Care's own rocket man celebrated his 105th birthday with a party at the Rosetrees home in Friern Barnet. Braham Grant pursued a career in engineering, working for Rolls-Royce, de Havilland Propellers and Lucas Aerospace, where he created patented designs.


Honoured survivors celebrate with tea

January 7, 2016

Eight members of Jewish Care's Holocaust Survivors Centre who featured in the New Year's Honours were given a celebratory tea at the Hendon centre on Wednesday.


Health Insights Series: Why joint exercise is a great way to keep arthritis at bay

By Dr Huw Beynon, November 26, 2015

It was the American comedian George Burns who said: "You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old."

As a rheumatologist, I would agree: it is not necessarily your chronological age, but your biological age that matters.


Southend Aid Society's diamond celebrations

November 24, 2015

A diamond jubilee tea party was held to mark the anniversary of the Southend and District Aid Society.


Charities count cost of 'living wage' pay rises

By Barry Toberman, November 12, 2015

George Osborne's headline-grabbing Budget commitment to a substantially increased national living wage caught charity bosses on the hop. Four months on, Jewish Care chief executive, Simon Morris, can put a price on it in his charity's terms - and it is a high one.


Myeloma activist tells survival story

By Sandy Rashty, November 5, 2015

Judy Dewinter was a high-flying City businesswoman, heading the European product division for a major broker, Instinet.


Day centre's space probe

By Naomi Firsht, October 15, 2015

Jewish Care's Edgware and Harrow Jewish Day Centre will have to operate in reduced space as its host synagogue needs more room for its popular child-minding service.

The long-established day centre rents premises from Edgware and District Reform Synagogue for its weekday activities.


Julia remains in the party mood at 107

October 8, 2015

Hard work and respect for others are the life-affirming values of Julia Gilbert, who celebrated her 107th birthday with a party at Jewish Care's Rubens home in Gants Hill, where she has lived since 2012.

Family and civic leaders joined the birthday bash for Mrs Gilbert, a former volunteer for the charity, who received cards from the Queen, David Cameron and Boris Johnson.


Government accepts former Jewish Care trustee's report on charities

By Josh Jackman, October 4, 2015

The government has accepted in full a former Jewish Care trustee’s report which will bring in a new watchdog to stop charities taking advantage of vulnerable donors.

Baron Howard Leigh, the president of Westminster Synagogue and former Conservative Party treasurer who was made a Lord in 2013, co-authored the report in September, entitled ‘Regulating Fundraising For The Future’.